When Ford's full-sized cars were downsized in 1979, there was no longer a need for the 460 V8, but it continued as an option in the F-Series trucks and E-Series vans into the 1990s. Rocker arms are tightened to 20 foot-pounds, while the oil pump retaining bolt gets torqued to 25 foot-pounds. It's probably the cheapest place to start. They have a tendency to go bad after awhile. Has to be one of the nicest condition Ford trucks left of this vintage! Oct 03, 2015 Check your running fuel pump pressure. If as I suspect it's too low, first try changing your fuel filter.
If condition means anything to you, you will not be disappointed with this truck. The cylinder head bolts need to be tightened to 140 foot-pounds and the intake manifold bolts get tightened to 30 foot-pounds. If it is pointing upward, it is a 460. To differentiate a 429 from a 460, check the orientation of the thermostat housing on the front of the engine block. With the V8 engine sizes ranging from 221- 460, there is an engine size and configuration to cover just about any need or application. All other Ford V8 engines have a different valve-cover bolt count. The Ford 460-cubic-inch, V8 engine has a cylinder bore of 4.
The 429-cubic-inch V8 and an enlarged version displacing 460 cubic inches were first used in 1968 Thunderbirds and Lincolns. Ready for a road trip towing whatever you'd like with you! Posted on Aug 28, 2011 If you have traced the fuel line to the fuel rail and checked all along the route there may not be one, either never installed or removed from prior owner if there was one ,you will have to go inline to check fuel pressure, remove fuel line supply and reattach with pressure gauge inline. The pump under the driver's feet is usually the last one to go in my experience, but the secondary culprit is normally the main pump in the rear tank. . After the mid-1980s, carburetors were replaced with electronic fuel injection with an output of 245 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque. If you count seven bolts, then you have a 429 or 460 V8.
Also probably would be a good idea to replace you air filter. At first, the 460 was exclusively a Lincoln engine, but when the 429 was discontinued in the early 1970s, the 460 took its place in Thunderbirds, Ford and Mercury cars, and F-Series pickup trucks. If still low, check you fuel pump pressure regulator. The output for 460 engines built before 1972 is 365 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 485 pound-feet of torque at 2,800 rpm. All of the factory valve springs are designed to work with a certain lift cam,.
After changing the filter, recheck the running fuel pump pressure. The compression ratio is 10. Clean CarFax report with no accidents! Back and forth a few times quickly. The compression ratio was lowered to 8. Body and paint are in phenomenal shape with hardly any rust, clear coat is fading on the hood and roof a little, but still looks very sharp as is.
Upgraded with a built transmission and rear end, some performance modifications done to the engine also. The 385 engine family can be identified by counting the number of bolts that hold down each valve cover. Next time it tries to stall, toggle the fuel switch and see what happens. The output for the 460 starting in 1972 is 212 horsepower at 4,400 rpm and 342 pound-feet of torque at 2,600 rpm. Sep 18, 2004 - I have searched enough to know that a 1969 460 from a Lincoln had 365 hp and about. Ford 460 main bearing caps need to be tightened to 105 foot-pounds, while connecting rod bolts are tightened to 45 foot-pounds. Same with a hard start.
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